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Estate Management

Estate Management: How to manage the estate of someone who has died. "There is something about wills which bring out the worst side of human nature. People who under ordinary circumstances are perfectly upright and amiable, go as curly as corkscrews and foam at the mouth, whenever they hear the words 'I devise and bequeath.'" [...]

Paternity Leave and Benefits Bill

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill was passed by the Dail in July 2016. It entitles all relevant parents to two weeks of statutory paternity leave and two weeks of State paternity benefit of €230.00 per week to be taken at any time within a 26 week period after the birth or adoption of the [...]

Law Reform Commission consultation paper on S117 of the Succession Act 1965

S117 of the Succession Act 1965 has been Law for over 50 years and is the subject of a recent consultation paper from the Law Reform Commission Prior to the 1965 Act, a person making a will was completely free to decide how his/her property should be passed on, be it to wife, children, friends [...]

EU-US Privacy Shield Framework announced

Following the 2015 decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems case, where it held that Commission Decision 2000/520/EC in respect of safe harbour was invalid under data protection laws, transfers of personal data from the European Union to the United States came further under the spotlight. The Court’s decision [...]